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  • AFA 369 - African Religions


     or / or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of African religions through anthropological and literary texts, including consideration of West African religions and central African indigenous practices. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 391 - Directed Readings in Africana Studies


    At least sophomore standing and consent of instructor. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 395 - Topics in African Diaspora Studies


    At least sophmore standing. (3)

    Issues and problems in Africana Studies Topic in the social sciences announced for each offering of the course. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 396 - Topics in African Studies


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Issues in African studies. Topic in the social sciences announced for each offering of the course. May be reelected once for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • AFA 399 - Teaching Africana Studies


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) GS

    An intimate picture of Africa and people of African descent, presented using novels, personal projects and other documents. Content knowledge of Africana Studies; examination of stereotypes; introduction to and exploration of resources educators and community workers can use to teach about Africa and the African Diaspora, in the classroom, the civic center, the home or the church. Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 400 - 20th Century Major African Authors


    At least junior standing, a course in literature, a course in African literature; or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Intensive study of works by important 20th century authors from different African countries, including Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Leepold Sedar Senghor, Nawal El Saadawi, Naguib Mahfouz, Dennis Brutus, Mariama Baa, Nadine Gordimer.. Focus on evolution of the author’s canon, impact on the literary context, relationship between imaginative creativity and biography, historical and cultural contexts. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • AFA 435 - Black America Since the Civil War


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Examination of movements, organizations, personalities, and leadership trends among Black Americans since the Civil War. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 475 - Study Tour of Africa/African Diaspora


     or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of cultures of Africa and/or African Diaspora through study tour of select areas. For students with concentrations or minors in Africana Studies and others interested in first-hand cultural and intellectual experiences in Africa and/or the African Diaspora.  Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • AFA 480 - Africa in 20th Century Anglophone World Literature


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature, a course in African literature; or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Depictions of Africa in multiple world literary traditions, by renowned writers including Joseph Conrad, Joyce Cary, Toni Morrison, V.S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Nawal El Sadaawi, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Dennis Brutus, and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Analysis of changing perspectives, from Africa as “other world” to contemporary visions of acceptance and identification; connections between literary works and their socio-political/ideological contexts. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • AFA 490 - Seminar in Africana Studies


    At least junior standing. (3) CAP

    Research papers and assigned readings designed to integrate techniques and materials of previous Black study. Topic announced prior to registration. Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of the Honors Council or its designate; consent of Department Chair; Open only to Honors Program students in Africana Studies. (4)

    Credit and grade are not given until successful completion of HON 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • AFA 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Consent of the Honors Council or its designate; consent of Department Chair; prior or concurrent election of . Open only to Honors Program students in Africana Studies. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • AFA 533 - Human Rights in Africa


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of core international human rights instruments such as the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant institutions.  Exploration of specific instances of human rights violations, particularly in Africa, including genocide, human trafficking war crimes, gender oppression, rape, the phenomena of child soldiers and transitional justice.  Role African Human Rights Commission, UN and the international community in combating human rights violations.  Not open to students with credit forAFA 333/POL 334. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • AFA 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Historical examination of the role of ethnicity and race in the United States with emphasis on changing patterns of immigration, the process of assimilation, the evolution of ethnicity, and differences and similarities in the experiences of ethnic and racial groups.  Not open to students with credit for AFA 334/HIS 334. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 535 - Black America Since the Civil War


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of movements, organizations, personalities, and leadership trends among Black Americans since the Civil War. Not open to students with credit for /. Also listed as . Graded ABCDE
  
  • AFA 580 - Africa in Twentieth Century Anglophone World Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Depictions of Africa in multiple world literary traditions, by renowned writers including Joseph Conrad, Joyce Cary, Toni Morrison, V.S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Nawal El Sadaawi, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Dennis Brutus, and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Analysis of changing perspectives, from Africa as “other world” to contemporary visions of acceptance and identification; connections between literary works and their socio-political/ideological contexts. Not open to students with credit for /.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • AFA 599 - Teaching Africana Studies


    Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    An intimate picture of Africa and people of African descent, presented using novels, personal projects and other documents. Content knowledge of Africana Studies; examination of stereotypes; introduction to and exploration of resources educators and community workers can use to teach about Africa and the African Diaspora, in the classroom, the civic center, the home or the church. Not open to students with credit forAFA 399. Graded ABCDE
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 

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